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Illness forces closure of several eastern Ky. schools

Outbreaks of the flu have forced school districts in several counties to cancel classes for the remainder of the week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Kentucky has spent five weeks at its highest level of flu, which is far more than last year. As a result, more than half of the state's regions have reported an increased number of cases.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services officials say this year's outbreak has forced the closure of several school districts in Kentucky for the remainder of the week. Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, and Perry County schools will all remain closed through Friday due to illness.

Filed under: Martin Co. | Perry Co. | Johnson Co. | Magoffin Co. | Health care | Around the region | Schools


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